What are the best 10-inch digital picture frames available today?
The best 10-inch digital picture frames are those that have stayed relevant by using modern features that cater to the needs of families and elderly users. Pix-Star’s digital picture frames are arguably the most versatile of the premium frames. They’re packed to the brim with useful and practical features like the ability to send/receive photos from anywhere in the world in just a few moments, remote control functionality, access to both a mobile app & web interface, and much more.
Pix-Star’s digital picture frames all come with free-for-life cloud storage – which is a big deal. It’s not something that’s commonly offered among the best digital picture frames. In many cases, you even need to pay for an additional subscription package that lets you have access to cloud storage, use of the mobile app, support for videos, etc. All of these features – and more – are offered for free with Pix-Star’s 10-inch digital picture frames.
The Pix-Star web interface is particularly relevant as you can use it to manage and control up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world. You can change their settings, manage local & cloud storage, start & control slideshows, change slideshow sources, and even update their firmware. You have almost the same level of control over the frame as you would use it in person – a feature that’s rarely done well in the digital picture frame industry.
Another feature enabled by the incredibly versatile web dashboard is Pix-Star’s web album feature. Here you can link and sync photo albums from around a dozen different social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms directly to several Pix-Star frames at the same time. You can even set the connected albums to be automatically updated when new photos are added – making sure that all the frames in the family are kept up to date without the recipient needing to do anything.
When you consider the massive value for money with Pix-Star’s frames, their robust feature sets, smooth interface, elderly-friendly design, and reliable performance, it’s hard to justify choosing another frame over it. They quickly become an important and enabling part of how you connect & share with your loved ones – making it effortless to get everybody involved, bringing the family closer than ever before!
What to look for in 10-inch digital picture frames for families?
When you’re looking for a 10-inch digital picture frame for a family, Wi-Fi connectivity is probably the most important feature. It lays the foundation for essential features like cloud storage and the ability to send photos & other media directly to the frame remotely. In some cases, Wi-Fi also lets you create a multi-frame control group, which makes controlling all the frames in the family much easier. It’s worth noting that many of these features (including Wi-Fi) are only found on upper-market frames like the Pix-Star.
Another important consideration is the aspect ratio of the display. We usually advise avoiding shorter and wider aspect ratios like 16:9 and 16:10. These displays are often plagued by cropped photos, distorted pictures, and black pillar bars surrounding most pics. Most smartphones shoot in 4:3 and most DSLRs shoot in 3:2. It’s for these reasons and a couple of others that 4:3 displays are better. It perfectly matches the photos send from most smartphones, and does a far better job at displaying 3:2 photos taken on cameras.
Finally, a remote-control feature is essential for families. You should be able to remotely adjust your frames’ settings, start slideshows, adjust brightness settings, and update the frames’ firmware. While this feature is very commonly found, some of the best digital picture frames like the Pix-Star offer effective remote-control functionality. All this is done through your Pix-Star frame’s web dashboard from anywhere in the world. It’s a great way to help grandparents stay involved and goes a long way to improve how relevant and user-friendly these digital picture frames are in practice.
How to send videos to 10-inch digital picture frames?
The most common way to send videos to a 10-inch digital picture frame is by USB/SD card. You’ll find this on cheaper frames that offer video support and it’s more universal. You simply have to load the videos in a supported file format to a compatible USB/SD card, insert it into your digital picture frame, copy the contents across to the frame, and view them via the media gallery or in slideshows.
Another way to send videos to your 10-inch digital picture frame is via the mobile app. This method isn’t nearly as common as the USB/SD card one, but it’s highly effective and way more versatile. You select the video from your phone’s gallery (make sure it’s in a supported format), select the frames to send the video to (usually by inputting their unique email address), and sending away.
It’s worth noting that almost all digital picture frames have limits on the size or length of videos that are supported. For example, Pix-Star’s frames let you send 2-minute video clips – which is more than almost all other premium digital frames. In other cases, there’s an optional subscription fee that needs to be paid to unlock video support, sending, and playback (e.g., Skylight digital picture frames).
Can 10-inch digital picture frames be remotely controlled?
Pix-Star’s 10-inch digital picture frames can be remotely controlled from anywhere in the world via the web dashboard. You can control & manage up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from a single user account. You’re able to adjust their settings, start slideshows, adjust internal and cloud storage, and much more. It’s an essential feature for families and those that want to get grandparents or anyone not tech-savvy more involved.
Are 10-inch digital picture frames wall-mountable?
Pix-Star’s 10-inch digital picture frames are wall-mountable with a standard VESA mount, dedicated hanging holes, and an attachable stand for resting the frame on a flat surface. Pix-Star’s frames can be effortlessly mounted on the wall in both landscape & portrait modes – and both orientations are supported (and changed) via the frame’s settings.